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Do you worry that your business will collapse without your constant presence? Are you sacrificing your family, friendships, and freedom to keep your business alive? What if instead your business could run itself, freeing you to do what you love when you want, while it continues to grow and turn a profit?

It's possible. And it's easier than you think.

If you're like most entrepreneurs, you started your business so you could be your own boss, make the money you deserve, and live life on your own terms. In reality, you're bogged down in the daily grind, constantly putting out fires, answering an endless stream of questions, and continually hunting for cash. 

Now, Mike Michalowicz, the author of Profit First and other small-business best sellers, offers a straightforward step-by-step path out of this dilemma. In Clockwork, he draws on more than six years of research and real-life examples to explain his simple approach to making your business ultra-efficient. 

Among other powerful strategies, you will discover how to:

  • Make your employees act like owners: Free yourself from micromanaging by using a simple technique to empower your people to make smart decisions without you. 
  • Pinpoint your business's most important function: Unleash incredible efficiency by identifying and focusing everyone on the one function that is most crucial to your business.
  • Know what to fix next: Most entrepreneurs try to fix every inefficiency at once and end up fixing nothing. Use the "weakest link in the chain" method to find the one fix that will add the most value now.

Whether you have a staff of one, 100, or somewhere in between, whether you're a new entrepreneur or have been overworked and overstressed for years, Clockwork is your path to finally making your business work for you.

©2018 Mike Michalowicz (P)2018 Penguin Audio

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I'm really enjoying this book!

Well structured and promotes meaningful and effective action to address the reason I'm reading the book - an aspiration to loosen my grip on my business!

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Mike is so helpful to my business

This is the third of Mike’s books I have listened to. And each one I can’t wait to read again! His style is so easy and clear. Plus packed full of actionable advice.

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Good book well presented

This was a good book delivered well . I think some of Mikes other books have been better but this is still worth the read/listen

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 22-09-2018

I didn’t want to finish the last hour

If you want to hear the same things repeated over and over for 7 hours this is the book for you.

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  • Andre S.
  • 24-09-2018

Another great book by Mike

All of Mike's books are worth your time. This book focuses on making your existing business more efficient.

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  • Mikael Eriksson
  • 23-09-2018

Brilliant!

Just like the Pumpkin Plan and Profit First, this one is already a modern classic and must read for small business owners. Thank you Mike!

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  • Yvonne
  • 22-09-2018

Mike has done it again.

Just as great a read as all his other books.
Can't wait to relisten to ready soak up all the info and make sure I implement it all.

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  • Darren Virassammy
  • 20-09-2018

Read this please if you are a leader, entrepreneur, or manager!!!

As always, Mike delivers a top shelf book packed with useful and tangible insights. We have followed many of his other programs like Profit First and the Pumpkin Plan, and they have revolutionized our business. implementing Clockwork can and will give us the tools to make sure our business is running without us as the key drivers a reality. Yet again blown away by Mike’s perspective, humor and humility in always serving others. Oh and by the way...if you aren’t an entrepreneur, there is still truly incredible insight here on how to get your team running like Clockwork!!! Thanks Mike...like all of your books, this one will definitely be read again.

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  • Sam Smith
  • 20-09-2018

Great book. Very good!

Very good book for reminding you to trim your tasks, transfer projects to others, and trash those that you don't absolutely need. Surefire way to take a lot of time off from your business!

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  • ng
  • 19-09-2018

A comprehensive guide to fine tuning your business

Mike has a folksy way of delivering very impactful methods and steps to righting the ship that is your business. These are not overtly disruptive or complex things that take a lot of time, but can easily be started and implemented at a reasonable pace. If your struggling to take steps forward in your business this is a must listen.

Highly recommended.

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  • Jacob Limmer
  • 14-09-2018

You can run your business like clockwork.

This book gives you the motivation and the road map. Highly recommend! I've committed to a four week vacation in 2019. This will be the longest (by far! ) vacation I've had in the 13 years I've been in business. Mike tells you exactly how to do this and why you have to. It's so easy to become beholden to your business instead of running a business that takes you to those noble goals you set for yourself when you started. You need this. Quite frankly, you need all of Mike's books so you can effectively manifest those dreams. It's not easy, but Mike takes you through the process one manageable step at a time. People close to me have laughed at my vacation plans, as Mike predicts. We'll see who has the last laugh.

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  • TheWireGuy
  • 14-09-2018

Practical steps to improve your small business

Practical steps to implement, mindset shifting book. Right up there with e-myth, but on a more tangible and practical way. It's filled with concrete stuff.. how to apply / choose metrics to measure your business, and how to identify bottlenecks, and fixing things. It's a great listen and glad Mike did the narration to help emphasize ideas and points that others wouldn't do justice. Way to go Mike!

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  • Nicholas Eisenbart
  • 13-09-2018

Mike has done it again!!

As expected, Mike has dropped another bomb of helpful tips, tricks, and systems in order to better run your business. I have listened to all of his books, and this one did not fall short of the greatness the others have achieved. I anxiously awaited the release of this book, and was not disappointed. I look forward to taking my four week vacation in 18 months.

Thank you for all that you do Mike and the knowledge to share!!

-Another TPE

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  • Steve Gargett
  • 13-09-2018

The Best?

The author's style may polarise readers and listeners. Mike's style is engaging. The content is driving change within the management team in my company.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-09-2018

A game changer for scaling a business

This is a great listen for any entrepreneur who wants to scale their business. You want at least 1 axtionable insight from every book and there are at least 10 real gems here. game changer.

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  • Simon Kennerley
  • 09-09-2018

Another great book from Mike

would like to take a 4 week holiday and this could be the system to do it . Great that it is read in his cheeky style - would recommend to any entrepreneur.

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  • Mr. B. J. Curry
  • 04-09-2018

Got the cogs whirring

This one made me think about how a run my business and what changes I should be making.

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  • Peter
  • 30-08-2018

Profound advice from worlds best business author

Profit first changed our lives, and has improved everything about our business.
I'm about 3 chapters in to Clockwork and have already committed to following this through as I'm wanting to work towards having a business that is self sustainable, and can thrive without me being present.

Having Mike read out his own book on Audible, in a natural, easy to understand manner makes it so easy to follow this advice.
I generally listen whilst in the car, but then re-listen when I'm back at my desk and can digest the information whilst actioning his recommended steps. I could sit here and listen to them all day - because if it improves my business like profit first did then why wouldn't you want to hear more!?

We're just picking a destination for our 4 week holiday next year and can't wait!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 26-08-2018

another fantastic book by mike

Mike is the go to guy for small business owners, also highly recommend the pumpkin plan and profit first.

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  • Jkeoghy
  • 24-08-2018

Great book

Great book, thought it was easy read with very clear and exciting tips. Would recommend highly